New Jersey Federal Judge Sides Partly With Aetna; Subrogation Claims Preempted
Mealey's (March 3, 2016, 1:34 PM EST) -- CAMDEN, N.J. — Allegations that Aetna Inc. violated New Jersey’s anti-subrogation laws were rejected, in part, on March 1 by a New Jersey federal judge on grounds of preemption by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Michelle Roche, et al. v. Aetna Inc., et al., No. 13-1377, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25208).
(Decision available. Document #54-160309-055Z.)
Leave to amend would be futile for plaintiff Tim Singleton due to his failure to exhaust all administrative remedies as proscribed by his Aetna plan, according to U.S....